Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to between 30-60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a period of 15 years.
The 68-year-old Sandusky, convicted in June on 45 counts of child molestation, was sentenced by Judge John Cleland in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning. Under Pennsylvania law, Sandusky can't be granted parole until the minimum term is up, which virtually ensures that Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Sandusky spoke in court on Tuesday before the sentencing was handed down and maintained his innocence. He also professed his innocence in an audio statement released Monday night.
"They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart," Sandusky said. "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts."
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